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Amanda Micklus

Principal Analyst, Datamonitor Healthcare

Connecticut, US
Amanda has been tracking corporate strategy and business development activities in the biopharma and medtech industries for more than 10 years. She is a principal analyst with Informa’s Datamonitor Healthcare where she researches and analyzes trends in corporate strategy and dealmaking, and compiles reports for clients. Amanda also writes trends pieces for Informa’s IN VIVO and START-UP publications, and contributes to Informa’s Strategic Transactions deals database, researching and writing analyses on individual biopharma and medtech transactions. Before joining Informa, Amanda spent five years at Purdue Pharma, working as a market research analyst and information searcher. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry-Business from the University of Scranton, and a Master of Science in Library & Information Science from Long Island University.
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Device/Diagnostics Quarterly Dealmaking Statistics, Q4 2018

Device fundraising in the fourth quarter totaled $1.5bn, a 42% decrease from Q3's $2.6bn. Q4 M&A activity reached $8.6bn. Q4 diagnostics financings brought in $1.2bn (a 32% increase over Q3) and M&As totaled $1.3bn (the second-highest quarter of the year).

Analysis Deals

Deals Shaping The Medical Industry, March 2019

Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Dealmaking column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals – and then categorized by type – Acquisition, Alliance, or Financing. This month’s column covers deals announced February 2019.

Deals Financing

Deals In Depth: January 2019

Genentech signed a $2.3bn alliance with Adaptive Biotechnologies around neoantigen-directed T-cell therapies. Two major players in the industry, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Celgene, agreed to combine in a $74bn deal. KKR and Viking Global Investors co-led a nearly $300m investment in genetic disease company BridgeBio Pharma.

Deals BioPharmaceutical

Biopharma Quarterly Dealmaking Statistics, Q4 2018

At $10.9bn, biopharma financing was at its lowest quarter of the year. GSK’s $5.1bn acquisition of oncology player Tesaro led M&As. And 13 partnerships exceeded the $1bn mark, led by two agreements focused on RNAi.

Deals Market Intelligence

Deals In Depth: December 2018

AC Immune and Eli Lilly teamed up in a $1.9 billion Alzheimer's deal. GSK's focused investment in oncology led to the $5.1 billion acquisition of Tesaro. Biopharma financing totaled $3.1 billion, half of which was from public offerings.

Deals BioPharmaceutical

Gene Therapy’s Next Big Challenge: Manufacturing

As the pipeline and market for novel cell and gene therapies expands, it is time for drug developers to address other critical aspects in the logistical chain – and for these complex therapies a lot of those issues relate to manufacturing. Looking at specific cases, In Vivo has underlined the main manufacturing challenges facing cell and gene therapy developers, and highlighted methods and approaches being used to generate solutions. 

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